Early ProStock shows at Dover ,incl.SUMMER JAM

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  • #8632
    hvy70ss
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    Here’s one to rack the brain,
    Around 73-74, If I remember right, Dover had some Pro Stock exhibition shows. Does anybody remember who was there in those early days of the class? I think I recall Charlie Castaldo (Mopar) and Richie Zul (Chevy) as some of them. Anyone know who else?

    Bob Smith

    #12258
    billy-casey
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    yes bob i rember it well .. bob ingles was another . it was 1973 the first year i ran my 69 camaro E/MP they had rosin down and the line had so much bite i thought i was going to flip over …billy casey SUPER PUMPKIN

    quote HVY70SS:

    Here’s one to rack the brain,
    Around 73-74, If I remember right, Dover had some Pro Stock exhibition shows. Does anybody remember who was there in those early days of the class? I think I recall Charlie Castaldo (Mopar) and Richie Zul (Chevy) as some of them. Anyone know who else?

    Bob Smith

    #12259
    hvy70ss
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    Hey Billy,
    How could I forget Bob Ingles? Speaking of your E/MP 69….have any pictures you could post on the site?

    Bob

    #12262
    dino
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    BOB………..How’s this ! I saved it . inside cover of the program I put together for the Event. Notice how I was attemping to change Dover’s “image” -logo wise to keep up with the Times. At that time I was running Purple Sun Studios, Charlie was annoncing,and I was trying to get support sponsors to help with the payouts. Did pretty good too! Terenzio Racing Engines put up $500. at this event for the Competition Elim. Winner …plus I’ll post the awards page next to see all the support there was .


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    #12263
    dino
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    Here’s the Payouts ….Chet & Joe just “Didn’t Get It” about Sponsors,Title Sponsors and getting advertising support. This wouldn’t have happened IF I didn’t persue it. They never did what other track promoters did and it burned them in the end. A year & half later ….the track was gone. JUST LOOK AT ALL THE BUSINESS SUPPORT this track had (Read fine print ) of who put up money. These racers-business owners keep the place alive.


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    #12264
    hvy70ss
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    Dino,
    That’s EXACTLY the program I was thinking of!! I had a copy of it up to about 10 years ago…should have kept it. How ironic…the event was on my birthday in 1974. Even then it seems sponsors were everything or it was the begining of being important. I remember running stock (for trophy) and Concorde Tires paying money in ’74. After that “Summer Jam”, was there any other Pro Stock shows from 74-76? How about Funny Car shows from 74-76?

    Bob

    #12265
    billy-casey
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    Dino @ Bob;… Im getting misty looking at this thinking how much fun and how this was all a very big part of our lives 😥 Billy Casey

    quote dinotheweirdo:

    Here’s the Payouts ….Chet & Joe just “Didn’t Get It” about Sponsors,Title Sponsors and getting advertising support. This wouldn’t have happened IF I didn’t persue it. They never did what other track promoters did and it burned them in the end. A year & half later ….the track was gone. JUST LOOK AT ALL THE BUSINESS SUPPORT this track had (Read fine print ) of who put up money. These racers-business owners keep the place alive.
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    maso
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    quote Billy Casey:

    hi bob ; i dont know how to do it 😳

    quote HVY70SS:

    Hey Billy,
    How could I forget Bob Ingles? Speaking of your E/MP 69….have any pictures you could post on the site?

    Bob

    Hay Billy Casey…

    Posting pictures is simple enough… I have done it so many times. If you want to post that picture, you have my phone number, call me up and I will walk you through it from here with both of our computers on.

    Maso from Bronxville

    #12278
    masracingtd1167
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    Those posters would be great to sell at the dover store . I will buy th first one you reproduce.

    #12362
    dino
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    Maybe a T-shirt You could frame it OR wear it

    #34264
    dino
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    quote dinotheweirdo:

    Maybe a T-shirt You could frame it OR wear it

    Done ! See:

    Re: DOVER HISTORIC CARS..PICK 8 (Drags Shirts)

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    dino
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    SUMMER JAM !!!…Now A Shirt…Funny when you read the early posts here….(Lot of Stuff buried in the Forum-USE SEARCH)….But back to History….Ronald Lyles Didn’t Show…So Ingles was put in ….Heres The Proof we wanted with NEW Photos just in :


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    #35623
    dino
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    See previous Post About Summer Jam….But heres some otherstuff I dug Up and another Link To “Pro” info:

    http://www.doverdragstrip.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=2163&p=14127&hilit=aardvark#p14127


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    #35632
    mikey
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    Great pics. Is that car that says “The Farmer” Arnie Beswicks car?? 😮 😯 😆

    #35635
    dino
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    Not Beswick He’s a Pontiac guy…This is Jim Sinsel from Baltimore, Maryland at our 1971 NHRA Pro Stock Meet. ’69 with a 430 trans am motor and 4-speed.

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